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Meet Dr. Cynthia Morris

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Dr. Cynthia Morris, Dentist La Grande

Dr. Cynthia Morris

After attending Eastern Oregon University and then graduating from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, Cum Laude, Dr. Morris knew she wanted to balance a medical career with a family. During her last term of college, she was trained as a dental assistant and worked for her dentist. This helped her decide to apply to and get accepted to Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. She felt that this career would allow her to balance a family and help people with their overall health.

A Unique Learning Experience

Upon graduating in the top 10 of her dental school class, she applied for and was accepted into the United States Air Force. She was initially stationed at a large clinic on Okinawa, Japan. This opportunity allowed her to rotate through multiple specialties such as crown and bridge, root canals (endodontics) and pediatric (children’s) dentistry.

Dr. Morris also became certified to provide IV sedation and worked extensively in oral surgery doing third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions. After three years in Okinawa (where her love for scuba diving and the undersea life began) she was transferred to Mountain Home AFB where she continued to hone her skills as a general family practice dentist.

Family Life

During this time, Dr. Morris and her husband adopted two children. Knowing that a life of constant moving would not be healthy for children that had already had a major life trauma, she decided to leave the Air Force and go into private practice. After a short associateship in Moscow, Idaho, the opportunity to buy a practice in La Grande presented itself. Knowing this is ultimately where they wanted to live, they bought the practice in 1994 and have been here ever since.

Dr. Morris and her husband are outdoor and exercise enthusiasts. Dr. Morris loves to run long distances and spends lots of time running the trails through the Elkhorn and Eagle Cap Mountains. Dr. Morris’s husband is an avid hunter and loves to be in the outdoors tracking wildlife and subsequently writing about it.

Welcome to It’s All About The Patients

Dr. Morris loves to interact with her patients, helping them to understand their treatment needs and the benefits of oral health. Getting to know her patients allows her to recommend the best treatment for each individual patient.

Dr. Morris is an active member of:

Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Oral Systemic Health

Dr. Morris would love to meet you and help you find your best smile yet. Call or stop by to get started.

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